Obasanjo Disagrees With Tinubu On True Federalism
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disagreed with the position of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu on how the country should be restructured.
While the demand for restructuring continues to mount especially from the southern regions of Nigeria, Tinubu had maintained that true federalism will help address the problems of underdevelopment and bad governance witnessed in the country.
Tinubu believes that Nigeria would be far better off with true federalism as devolving more powers to states will also put to bay the cries of marginalisation.
But Obasanjo, who spoke in an interview with a Liberian-based news portal, AfricanArgument, disagreed with Tinubu.
Obasanjo said he does not believe in true federalism and that those talking about it don’t know what they were talking about.
“I don’t believe in true federalism. What is true federalism? Why are they not accountable? What powers do they not have?
The former President also slammed those agitating for Biafra.
Obasajo said those clamouring for the disintegration of the nation are only waiting for a ship at the airport.
“The protesters don’t even know what the struggle is all about, but if it gives them false hope, why not hang onto it? Let the elders handle it or ignore it until it loses momentum.
“There are elders in any community who are still respected…After all, they’re their fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers, and can still be used effectively,” he said.
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